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Lauren “I’LL FIND IT IF YOU STOP TALKING”   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Jesse Ash, Gediminas Atskinas, Olivier Babin, Nina Beier, Liudvikas Buklys, David Buuck, Deric Carner, Etienne Chambaud, Brian Clifton, Torreya Cummings, Dina Danish, Gintaras Didžiapetris, Rosie Farrell, Daniel Oates Kuhn, Seth Lower, Benoit Maire, Francesca Bennett & Nicolas Matranga, Darius Mikšys, Tegan Moore, Elena Narbutaitė, Isola & Norzi, Kamau Amu Patton, Raymond Boisjoly & Ryan Peter, Mandla Reuter, Snowden Snowden, Gareth Spor, David Stein, Daniel Turner, Freek Wambacq, Jen Weih, Christine Wong Yap at Queen's Nails December 5th, 2009 - December 6th, 2009
Posted 12/28/09

    I didn’t see Exercises in Seeing, partially because I wasn’t there. In most cases, not having seen an exhibition should make writing its review rather difficult, if not utterly pointless (see: re+view). While what follows can only be a speculative reconstruction, perhaps conjecture is the only appropriate tool for reviewing an exhibition of contemporary art held completely in the dark. After all, no one saw the show. More than thirty primarily visual projects were shipped to San Francisco... [more]

Shiftedfocus-webgraphic Like an Iris Opening   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Michael Arcega, Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Kevin B. Chen, Binh Danh, Rajkamal Kahlon, Rebecca Szeto, Kana Tanaka, Weston Teruya, Jennifer Wofford, Christine Wong Yap at Kearny Street Workshop October 25th, 2008 - January 23rd, 2009
Posted 12/22/08

Mini city skylines extend across the bottom inch of large, white paper canvases. Above the fictional city planes: open sky. Up, up, up. It is the view of cities from afar, where the geometry and architecture are compressed, where there is more sky than city: wide and encircling, everlasting. Once inside the city, views of the sky are always obstructed and the space inside deliriously dense. The spatial density from afar exists only in that bottom inch, and from afar, as restrained surfaces of st... [more]

Yap Dark Into Light   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Christine Wong Yap at Swarm Gallery February 8th, 2008 - March 9th, 2008
Posted 2/24/08

In darker quarters of Swarm, segregated by thick, black velvet in the Project Space, is the inventive installation (essentially a large piece and a smaller one) by Christine Wong Yap titled Dark Into Light. Her larger work studies the balance between absence and presence, slyly coercing Project Space visitors to displace some of the energy within. By blocking one light source, another is triggered, creating a vacuum of light that the work keeps balanced autonomously. In prosaic terms, what she... [more]

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